The New York Knicks social media accounts are doing the right thing — focusing on their best young player in center, Mitchell Robinson.
As one of the up and coming big men in the league, Robinson has spent all offseason refining his game and developing his deficiencies. Participating in the NBA Summer League and the USA Basketball Select Team should continue to keep him in shape for the upcoming regular season.
“I love the game,” Robinson told amNewYork. “If I have a chance to play, that’s what I’m going to do. I can play basketball all day.”
How did Mitchell Robinson look during Summer League play?
Robinson looked great during Summer League play, averaging 13.8 points per game on 85.3% from the field. He also tallied 10.6 rebounds and 3.4 shot blocks per match.
The second-year player is also looking to add a three-point shot to his arsenal of weapons, something he utilized in high school but journey(d) into college without.
“I’m working on jump shots and getting ballhandling down, you know, a few post moves here and there, becoming a better basketball player,” said Robinson, who earned All-Rookie Second Team honors last season with the Knicks. “I want to learn as much as I can.”
The Twitter video the Knicks posted in regard to Mitchell blocking shots was full of humor and skill:
— NEW YORK KNICKS (@nyknicks) August 19, 2019
A clever twist on the unfortunate circumstance of late text messages and curvature. Some have even called the 7-foot-1 players, “The Blockness Monster!” I’m quite a fan of that nickname, despite how unfortunately corny it seems to be.
Moving forward, we have a lot to be excited about with Robinson and the remainder of the youthful Knicks, but the big man might have the most potential for stardom at the moment. Rookie RJ Barrett pairing up with Mitchell only further solidifies the foundation for the future.